Antibes – Background information to help you in your search for the perfect Antibes property for sale

Antibes, one of the best known and interesting resorts on the French Riviera. It is a gem of the Cote d’Azure. Situated between Cannes and Nice it is an ideal location to buy or rent Antibes property. Its history, vibrancy and lively atmosphere encourage many visitors and Antibes property flourishes here.

Originally founded as a Greek colony it became the biggest town in the region and the main port of entry into Gaul when it was part of the Roman Empire 2000 years ago. Following centuries of turbulence fortified walls and a castle were built in the 10th century. During the 15th century Antibes fell into obscurity. However, in the middle of the 19th century wealthy Europeans discovered this beautiful town and built their own luxurious Antibes properties. There is also an 18th century Fort where Napoleon was kept a prisoner. Any Antibes property overlooking this historic feature maintains its value.

In 1946 Picasso came to Antibes and stayed in Chateau Grimaldi for six months, painting, drawing, crafting ceramics and tapestries. He left a number of his works for the Municipality. These are now on view at the Castle which is now the Picasso Museum. The Museum brings many visitors to the area ensuring demand for Antibes property.

Antibes is often referred to as Antibes-Juan Les Pins as both towns have merged enabling Antibes to widen their property portfolio. Cap d’ Antibes which joins the two towns is extremely beautiful and it is here that multi-millionaires have built their own luxurious Antibes property mansions.

There are five ports at Antibes providing moorings for all types of ships. Port Vauban has 2000 moorings and is the largest yachting harbour in Europe. Any Antibes property overlooking this harbour is much sought after.

The old town centre with its ramparts, Cathedral and narrow streets is an interesting place to explore old Antibes property. Boutiques and restaurants welcome visitors with ever open doors. The daily market has a delightful array of fresh food and flowers to tempt the palate. Residents of Antibes enjoy the ambiance of this area.

Antibes hosts many festivals throughout the year. For example, famous jazz singers may be heard at the outdoor Jazz Festival in July. In June there is the Voiles d’ Antibes regatta, one of the biggest gatherings of old teak and brass sailing boats in Europe. These festivals attract many tourists seeking to rent Antibes property.

For those wanting a relaxing holiday staying in their Antibes property there are many beaches in the area, whilst for the more active there are water sports, go-carting, tennis and squash and many walks in the area. Those walking to the Garoupe Lighthouse will be rewarded with one of the best views in the region. In the evening enjoy a quiet drink or visit one of the many night clubs in Juan Les Pins. Antibes property provides accommodation for all party goers.

Travel to your Antibes property via Nice Airport, rail, bus or hired car.

If you are looking to find property for sale in Antibes, then here at Riviera Property Network is the place to search.

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